Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Dayton, OH

Subsidiary: Barrett Industries


Barrett Paving Materials Inc. is one of the companies that operates within Barrett Industries Corporation, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates primarily in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Barrett Paving is a leader in heavy civil construction with a vertically integrated value chain which includes aggregate production, hot mix asphalt plants, asphalt paving services, and a wide range of road construction work. We engage in heavy civil and commercial construction projects in counties throughout Upstate NY, specializing in airport and highway work. The mission of Barrett Paving has been to strengthen and grow by empowering our people, fostering innovation, and utilizing new technology. To learn more about Barrett Paving visit www.barrettpaving.com/.  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit www.colasusa.com.

Barrett Paving, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit www.colas.com

Job Summary

  • Maintains and repairs equipment, vehicles, and/or facilities used for carrying out the operations.

Main Responsibilities

  • Adopt the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives
  • Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies
  • Use diagnostic equipment, visual inspection, and other tools to diagnose faults or malfunctions to identify required repairs
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools
  • Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects
  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers’ specifications
  • Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings as vital to ensure proper operation of equipment
  • Install new ignition systems, change/charge batteries, and replace transmissions and other parts
  • Examine protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices on trucks and equipment, and makes adjustments
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles


  • High school graduate or GED
  • 3 or more years of experience as a diesel/heavy equipment mechanic preferred
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment
  • Basic computer skill, including ability to operate mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.) and related applications

General Requirements

  • Valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) preferred
  • Valid DOT medical card and or ability to acquire
  • Have own Mechanic’s tools

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift or move up to 100 pounds
  • Able to stand, walk, sit, reach, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
  • Able to work in high and sometimes confined spaces
  • Able to work in wet and/or dry conditions and extreme heat and cold


Our company is not only an outstanding place to work, but we also have great benefits too! These include health, dental, vision, 401k match, life insurance, disability insurance, and many more!

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com

Nearest Major Market: Dayton